Pro-Ject Pick It MC9 Moving Coil Cartridge


The top notch ProJect Pick it MC cartridge


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SKU: PRJ_PICK_IT_MC9 Categories: ,

Optimised for Highly Dynamic Music like Jazz and Classic

Pro-Ject have extended their Pro-Ject Pick it lineup and are happy to announce the Pick it MC9 as part of their complete new MC cartridge range. Their goal was to create cartridges which technically match their tonearms and reach their vision of sound. Each Pick it MC cartridge pursues a different sound character, but all follow the same main goal to preserve a precise and musical reproduction of vinyl records.

The Pick it MC9 delivers music in highest accuracy. A detailed sound stage, highly dynamic and rhythmic are just a few keywords to describe this cartridge. It is optimized for highly dynamic music like Jazz and Classic.


  • Moving Coil principle
  • Flat frequency response
  • Full aluminium body
  • Telar 57 coil
  • Cryogenic treated cantilever
  • 1/2 inch mounting standard
  • Designed & assembled in EU

The Pick it MC9 uses a Pro-Ject specific “Special-Elliptical” to capture all details of the groove. The cantilever is cryogenically treated, which realigns the crystal structure and allows a smoother signal transmission. The cross coil is made of Telar 57 pure iron with 6N linear crystal copper winding. It offers an output voltage of 0.35 mV and works best with a tracking force of 1.8 grams/mN.

Unique design

The body of the Pick it MC9 is made out of aluminium which is anodised in a beautiful black finish which ensures a superior built quality and rigidity. The 1/2 inch mounting standard allows easy top-mounting with the threaded mounting holes. The included transparent stylus protector is easily slid onto the cartridge from the bottom to protect the needle when needed.

Pro-Ject were able to source high quality Japanese parts to design this outstanding cartridge. The assembly and quality control is done in Europe to ensure the highest possible sound quality.

All the needed tools like screws and hex key are in the box to mount the MC3. Pro-Ject recommend one of their “Measure it” tracking force gauge and an “Align it” to properly adjust the cartridge to reach the highest possible performance it is built for.


  • Cartridge principle: MC (Moving-Coil)
  • Output voltage at 1 kHz: 0.35 mV
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 35 dB
  • Dynamic Compliance: 12µm/mN
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz: 70 μm
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20 000 Hz +/- 1dB
  • Stylus type: Special Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: 5×150 μm
  • Tracking force, range: 1.6 – 1.9 g (mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1,8 g (mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Recommended load resistance: 100-470 Ω
  • Break-in period: 30 hours
  • Cartridge weight: 9.6 g
  • Dimensions, without connection pins and stylus (W x H x D): 17 x 12.5 x 21mm

Check out the brochure for more information – ProJect Pick It MC9 Brochure


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